6/10/15

J Geils' Magic Dick & Shun Ng Playing New York City's Iridium June 17


Magic Dick (J. Geils Band) and Shun Ng will be playing the Iridium on June 17 at 8:30 pm.
The Iridium is at 1650 Broadway at 51st Street.
Admission is $25.
The venue phone is (212) 582-2121
The website is www.theiridium.com.

Magic Dick,the legendary harmonica player for Boston's legendary J. Geils Band, recently partnered up with guitar and vocal sensation, Shun Ng to create a dynamic, soulful blues duo.  Using acoustic guitar and blues harp (harmonica), the two have created a captivating and thoughtful sound.

Since 1969, Magic Dick has toured the world playing and blowing away clubs and stadiums with the J. Geils Band. He explains the formation of the duo:  "From the moment I first heard Shun Ng's CD FUNKY THUMB STUFF, I knew that a manifest musical collaboration was about to happen. Shun's sound simply made me feel very alive and induced in me a synchronous alignment of musical DNA as if it was his intention as well as mine all along! I helped it along by asking his manager, Ralph Jaccodine to introduce us at his office. A long and enlightening conversation happened on that day of our first meeting and now we are a duo and I couldn't be more delighted."

Shun Ng was born in Chicago, raised in Singapore, and is now based out of Boston. At 24 years old, he is already an international star, a soulful, world-class guitarist, vocalist, and electric performer who in a short period of time, has caught the attention of the top players in the music world including Quincy Jones, who said: "When you see Shun Ng, you won't believe your eyes nor your ears - he belies all stereotypes, all premonitions. I was simply blown away by both his soul and his science - his creativity and his uniqueness is astounding."

Downloadable Flyer of Shun Ng and
Magic Dick's show June 17 in New York City
"In this collaboration with Magic Dick," Shun says, "we wanted to make music in a way that no one had quite done before while remaining grounded in our roots. Magic Dick brings a powerhouse attack with ferocious precision and a killer groove to this duo. I have great respect for him, he has seemingly done it all, but is still constantly trying to push the boundaries of music and chase the best in himself, a true artist. To be working with a true Boston legend is a real privilege."


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